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Auto detailing implies a thorough cleaning of an automobile's interior and exterior surfaces, pin-striping, detailed painting, etc.
Technician, individual or other persons who, for compensation, repair motor vehicles including the reconditioning, replacement, adjustment, or alteration of the operating condition, of any component or subassembly of a motor vehicle should contact the Department of State, Repair Facility Division at (517) 373-9460 for certification information.
When restoring an auto which involves sanding, painting, etc., you should contact the Department of Environmental quality for information about the disposal of used paint containers or other chemicals that may be used to detail/restore a vehicle(s); (800) 662-9278.
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments added new regulatory programs. Many of these new rules will affect spray painters who have not been previously regulated. Within the next two years most facilities that should comply with any air pollution regulation will be required to have an operating permit. In addition, companies that emit as little as 2/3 pounds per hour of hazardous air pollutants, including many common solvents and glycol ethers, will have to reduce their emissions.